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KASSOS Island DODEKANISSOS

Overview

  Kasos, the most southern of the Dodecanese, is only 27 nautical miles northeast of Crete. Its first inhabitants are thought to have been the Phoenicians. Homer mentions it in his catalogue of the Greek cities that took part in the Trojan War.
  Kasos is a mountainous island with a steep, rocky coastline and few beaches. In the 18th century, kasos established its own merchant fleet and grew rich from trade. It played an active role in the Greek War of Independence of 1821, earning the revenge of the TurkoEgyptian armada, which set fire to the island in May 1824 and subsequently slaughtered its inhabitants. Only a few survived.
  The capital of the island is Fri, built on picturesque Bouka Bay. Its old stone houses- many of them constructed by sea captains - extend on both sides down to the sea.
  To the east and very near Fri is Emborios, the island's other coastal village. It boasts a beautiful church dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin. Other villages include Agia Marina, set on a hill lust one kilometre southwest of Fri, and Arvanitohori, southeast of Agia Marina, nestled in the island's only valley. Two kilometres from Agia Marina there is a cave called Sellai, 30 metres deep and 8 metres wide, with impressive stalactites.
  Swimmers will find pleasant beaches at Fri, Emborios, Ammouda and on the nearby islet of Armathia.
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Population Census

Year Population
1991 1088
1981 1184

Geographical Data

Type of location: Wetland, Islands to visit
Postal Code: 85800
Tel +30 22450
Altitude: 601 meters
Longitude: 26o 55' 05.02" E
Latitude: 35o 23' 27.15" N
Area: 65,975 km2

Distances:
3 Nautical miles Northeast (NE) KARPATHOS, Island, DODEKANISSOS , GREECE

Geographical Boundaries

KASSOS (Island) belongs to KASSOS (Municipality)
KASSOS (Municipality) belongs to KARPATHOS (Province)
KARPATHOS (Province) belongs to DODEKANISSOS (Island complex)
DODEKANISSOS (Island complex) belongs to SOUTH AEGEAN (Region)
SOUTH AEGEAN (Region) belongs to GREECE (Country)

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